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Category Archives: academic blogging
I’ve been thinking about academic writing and blogging again. I’ve been wondering what we might learn from thinking about the writing that bloggers do. Academic blogs are not all the same. They can be categorised in various ways. I’ve been … Continue reading
Why would anyone start a blog? It’s a big commitment. A blog can be seen as an “extra”, as a “vanity project” as “not scholarly”, particularly if it doesn’t directly hit a “public engagement” or “impact” target. It’s so much … Continue reading
This mini-series is in response to numerous requests to say more about blogging. Your requests are my blogging agenda. Why blog? Well, there are reasons. Maybe you’ve heard, or been told, that blogging is a good way to reflect on your … Continue reading
Maybe you have been harbouring secret thoughts about getting a book from those blog posts that you’ve been writing. I think about it too, occasionally, as patter is now several books worth of words. Well, before you take the plunge, … Continue reading
Some people still tell their doctoral researchers that they can’t cite blogs. Really? Yes really. Just to start with … of course you CAN cite blogs. The fact that all of the big citation styles – APA for instance – … Continue reading
I am often asked about the ways in which I use blogs for research purposes. I take this question to mean I should talk about something other than the usual blogging that I do. So here goes. I have played … Continue reading
Patter is now six years old. This is post 694. Yep, 694. Nearly seven hundred, but not quite. Dammit, that would have been neat. 694 is an untidy number. I’ve been wondering for a few weeks now what to say … Continue reading
Desensitisation is a psychological term. It is used to describe a process through which a very anxious – perhaps even phobic – person gradually becomes used to the object or situation which makes them afraid. Professional support is often required … Continue reading